It was best said by RW Stew Aronson, “Installations are not just the time we change the Lodge Officers but are a time for Lodge renewal. Certainly the leadership changes but this is the time we “renew” our commitment to the Lodge, the community and the Craft in general.”
The new incoming Master, Jerry Parziale has been one of the most active and faithful members of the Lodge but for various reasons it was not his time to take the Oriental Chair.
Today it was.
With the assistance of RW’s Stew Aronson, Dave Spiller, Bill Sawyer, Mike Pettengill, Bob Sutherland, Wor. Don Willoughby and MW’s David Lamprey and Jerry Sawyer the new Master assumed his position.
Gideon Lodge like so many, ran into situations common to all; do we sell the building; do we merge with another Lodge; how do we attract new Brethren; how do we keep them active, etc. Working together they have found the secret and raised eight new Masons in the last two years, many of whom have taken Officer positions. The renewal of spirit has caught on in Kingston and was evident to the many family and friends who witnessed this ancient ceremony.
Shown are RW Aronson and the new Master, Worshipful Gerald Parziale.
Well done, Gideon Lodge. You have a bright future.